(Closed) Expensive Cushion Cut or Cheaper Round Stone?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which shape stone should I get?
    Smaller, more expensive, cushion cut (that I've always wanted) : (87 votes)
    85 %
    Larger, cheaper, round cut (that I don't think is as pretty) : (15 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would go with what you like. You don’t want to spend the rest of your of your life looking at the symbol of your husband’s love and hating it.

    What type of setting are you looking for? I personally think the shape of the stone is much more “important” than the setting. Settings can always be customized too. 

    If I were you, I wouldn’tgive up on your dream ring yet!

    Post # 4
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    2163 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m surprised that you’re finding that cushions are more expensive than a round? For a round cut ring with my specs, the total would be over 7-8k, and for the cushion my Fiance paid just between 6&7k. Cushions are almost always cheaper, I think it has to do with rounds being the most in demand stone. Anyway, I’d pick something you’ll love forever, not something that is just “ok” with you. Here’s my cushion cut-it’s more rectangular, I think the length to with ratio is 1.18? It’s 1.37 tcw and 1.11ct center, G color, VS2 clarity, excellent cut, and no cutlet (important with cushions!!)

    Post # 5
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    20 posts
    Newbee

    @WhatMaeBee:  I agree, round cuts are generally MORE expensive than cushion cuts, have you looked on bluenile or jamesallen.com?

    Post # 8
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Get the cushion if that is what you want. Actually, an open culet on a cushion cut stone is often a desireable quality because it gives it a nice antique look.

    Post # 9
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    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    You should get your dream ring, not one that you may feel like you had to pick… 🙂 If you go for the one you love, and have always wanted, then everytime you look down you will smile, and remember what the special meaning of it is! Not that you got it because you didn’t go for your dream ring.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    If cushion is what you always wanted, I HIGHLY recommend getting it. I’m saying that not just because I have a cushion and love the sparkle and depth, but I feel like if you get the round stone, you will always regret not getting what you really wanted.

    Post # 11
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    2163 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @KatyElle:  I guess it’s a matter of preference, but an open cutlet lets light escape and creates dark spots in the center of the stone. Stones with no cutlet usually have the best light performance.

    Post # 12
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @WhatMaeBee:  Yup, it’s personal preference if I was buying a cushion I would want that antique cut. Good Old Gold has nice ones, no sacrifice in sparkle. But I see OP wants a moissanite.

    Post # 13
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @hersheykiss2087: I think you should get the ring you love, even if its smaller, otherwise you’ll always look at it and think “hmmmm, I really loved the other one”. You can always upgrade the size of the center stone later in life… like for a 10 year aniversary or something.  

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Mine’s not a solitaire, but mine is a 6.5 mm Amora moissanite. You need to look at the mm size vs. the carat weight because a cushion has more weight for a smaller mm than a round.

    Post # 15
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    2163 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @pharmy:  Your ring and stone are beaaauuuuutiful!

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee

    I think you should definitely go with what makes your heart sing!  I always knew I wanted a cushion after trying on round diamonds – for whatever reason, the rounds looked so weird on my hand but  I loved the way the cushions looked!  My cushion is 2.05 carats center stone:

     

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